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Sopwith Triplane Balsa Wood Kit 1:24 by The Vintage Model Company VMC12

£29.94
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VMC12

Build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a 1917 Triplane of No.1 Squadron RNAS. The No.1 Squadron RNAS (latterly 201 Squadron RAF) flew Triplanes between December 1916 and December 1917 over the Western Front before being belatedly re-equipped with Sopwith Camels, using the traditional method of stick and tissue, that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin, using a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model. Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. In the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles have been simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller used. These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible. Also in the spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street. KIT CONTENTS Four balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood, PVA glue for building the wooden frames. 1 x 150mm diameter plastic propeller, 1 x pre-bent motor hook and shaft, 1 x 150mm long piece of 6.4mm diameter balsa dowel for the engine cylinders and gun details 3 x low friction plastic nose bushings - one for the propeller and two for the undercarriage wheels, Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel legs, 1 x matchstick for the tail skid. 1 x motor peg (cocktail stick or toothpick) and 2 more for use in various details, Rubber motor strip, Tissue to cover the model, Parts reference sheet (W), full size summary plan sheet (X), scheme diagram sheet (Y) and scheme markings (Z) printed on lightweight paper

Sopwith Triplane Balsa Wood Kit 1:24 by The Vintage Model Company
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